Cafe Classic: Unions, Recognition and Employee Engagement

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Today's Classic features Derek Irvine with some data and insights about the importance of employee engagement - even (and some might argue especially) in a union environment. The reality of unions is they came into existence to protect employees where company leadership refused to. Regardless of industry or job role, unions rose up to defend employee interests, even the most basic such as the right to survive a day’s work.

Promotions, Bonuses, Raises, Recognition - When They Work (and When They Don't)

Compensation Cafe

You can’t give all employees promotions, bonuses, or raises. In perhaps a worst-case scenario, promotions are little more than title changes in which the employee’s job duties change little if at all with no pay increase. It’s not a positive experience for the employee. But let’s be realistic about recent trends – at most, the majority of employees are receiving the equivalent of cost-of-living increases. Bonuses.

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How to approach employee engagement surveys

Workable

Surveys can reveal employee engagement issues. For example, a Gallup survey revealed that only about 13% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. Could their own employee engagement surveys deliver? Tracking employee engagement can be tough. Employers could lookout for red flags to help them spot disengaged employees. Employee engagement surveys are a popular method and can yield good results, if used correctly.

4 Keys to Leadership According to Jack Welch

Compensation Cafe

To be a good leader for your employees, one needs to be rich with your praise, cheer them on, love to watch them grow and be excited about their success. You need to love to give bonuses. And that’s the major challenge, and risk — keeping the “middle 70” engaged and motivated… Everyone in the middle 70 needs to be motivated, and made to feel as if they truly belong.”. Above-and-beyond bonuses available to any level of employee.

Why Wait? Timely Rewards Deliver Increased Intrinsic Motivation

Compensation Cafe

How does this impact the way we think about total rewards in an annual (or even quarterly) bonus structure? As we learned from Teresa Amabile’s “ Progress Principle ” work several years ago: “We found that the most important indicators on employee engagement [were] not things that most managers think about. Perhaps it’s time to rethink the annual bonus, redistributing that rewards budget for far more frequent and timely recognition and rewards given throughout the year.

The Business Case for Employee Recognition and Rewards

Compensation Cafe

Why do we compensate employees? But compensation professionals (and readers of this blog) know the pay cheque is but one part of a very complex agreement between employer and employee to maximize a mutually beneficial relationship. Career-change opportunities within the company to keep employees on board while diversifying capabilities. Not all employees are suited for internal career changes, even when those opportunities exist.

Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust at Total Rewards

WorkHuman

Speaking on a panel with three other Globoforce customers titled, “Slicing Up the Total Rewards Pie to Deliver Stronger ROI,” Burgess told the audience that the key to building a great culture comes down to, “Faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust.”. For example, WorldatWork supports the End Pay Discrimination Through Information Act, which clarifies that it’s unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee who voluntarily discusses compensation.

Recognition & Inclusion

Unipos

Not only will these elements promote the health of your organisation overall, but they will also increase employee satisfaction, retention, and performance. We at Unipos are passionate about employee engagement and building a healthy workplace culture, so we’ve compiled some key facts and top tips to help you and your team practice recognition and inclusion today. Too often, employees can go for days just feeling like another cog in the machine. SHRM/Globoforce Survey.

A Comprehensive Guide to Total Rewards (And How to Master It)

Vantage Circle

In this article, you will learn: What are your employees looking for through their Total Rewards Strategy. How to approach a Total Rewards Strategy that ensures benefits for both employees and employers. How to manage all aspects of employee compensation, reward, and recognition.

Talent and HR News Weekly Update: Employee Recognition Trends

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This week’s curated articles will get you thinking more about employee recognition and its link back to productivity, retention and more. 1) Trends in Employee Recognition from HR Trend Institute Employee recognition programs, once considered a “nice” but non-essential component of human resources, have changed dramatically over the past five years. The impact of financial incentives is often short-lived.

Healthcare HR and Employee Retention: 6 Key Factors to Consider

Precheck

Healthcare HR and Employee Retention: 6 Key Factors to Consider Nov. One of the largest growing concerns among employers across all industries is retaining high-performing and high-potential employees. In fact, 46 percent of HR professionals cite employee retention/turnover as the top workforce management challenge in 2016, an increase from 25 percent in 2012. signing bonus) and offering new job perks,” the report s states. Employee Engagement.